Some programs can hide in your PC and communicate your information when you connect to the Web. - Verify your information: a recent scam involved members of Email Database eBay receiving messages requesting them to click on a link to update their personal information. The link took them to a site that appeared exactly like eBay's secure customer area, but was Email Database in fact a bogus site designed to hijack personal ID and credit card information. This is called Phishing, and many companies have had this done to them, including banks, credit unions, AOL, MSN, Earthlink, etc.
Free credit report emails - most of these are scams, though the three credit reports DO now allow you a free credit report, every 12 months, to monitor your Email Database credit. Take advantage of this offer, and do so! - You have won a free gift or lottery - usually an email or phone Email Database call about a free gift or prize - just provide your credit card information for shipping costs. - Some Nigerian prince who is reaching out to 'a good person' in the US who will help him recovery his $10 million from his country. All he needs is a little investment - Email chain letters and pyramid schemes - There are many of these.
They are for the most part illegal and are just variations on the old postal chain letters. - Emails offering a service to "Find out everything on everyone" - usually just a scam to get your credit card information - Job Advertisement Scams - there have also been scams involving Email Database Internet Job Websites. Never hand out your SSN or birth date on a resume or application until you are certain the company and position is legitimate. - Charity Scams - we anticipate that consumers will get calls from 'charities' asking for donations. Do not provide credit card information over the telephone.